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Apr 8, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Our jails are full, partly because we insist on punishing those who have done something wrong. That's retributive justice. There's a completely different approach that works well called restorative justice. In it, victims and offenders participate to figure out what harm was done and how it might be made right. Deb Witzel has been involved in restorative justice in Longmont, Colorado, through Teaching Peace (where she is executive director) and the Longmont Community Justice Partnership. Mike...
Topics: restorative justice, crime, prison, justice, reconciliation, punishment
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Apr 8, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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From this week's BusinessWeek, a quote that gave us pause: "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads," he says. "That sucks." Ads are the Plutonium of the Net's market valuation. Ads are the lion's share of Google's revenue. Getting "eyeballs" to click on things is the new mantra. Or at least some days it seems that way, as Facebook, Twitter and Groupon race one another for pre-market valuations in the tens of billions. It...
Topics: ads, Google, bubble, online, advertizing, market
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Apr 8, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Between new service launches, IPOs, country IPOs (Initial Public Outcries?) and a bit of voicemail hacking, there's been plenty going on lately. Surely all this raises some questions for you. We'd love to know what they are. Together, let's discuss: What questions would you love to have answered these days? How are you endeavoring to answer them? Where are your best sources of insight now?
Topics: journalism, IPO, questions
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Our jails are full, partly because we insist on punishing those who have done something wrong. That's retributive justice. There's a completely different approach that works well called restorative justice. In it, victims and offenders participate to figure out what harm was done and how it might be made right. Deb Witzel has been involved in restorative justice in Longmont, Colorado, through Teaching Peace (where she is executive director) and the Longmont Community Justice Partnership. Mike...
Topics: restorative justice, crime, prison, justice, reconciliation, punishment
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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It's been a while since we heard what's top of mind for you all. Let's do a speed round and find out. The world hasn't stood still. "White space" spectrum is freeing up. Stuxnet is trying to take down industrial sites. Twitter is sporting a new do. M&A business is picking up. Together, let's discuss: * What topics or trends are top of mind for you now? Out six months? * How did the last year play out for you? Did it go as you thought it would? * What might the next big tech trend...
Topics: yi tan, speed round, ebook, kindle, entertainment, change
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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In 1992, after Apartheid started to crumble in South Africa, many people were dislocated inside the country, trying to find places to settle. One informal settlement near Cape Town, Masiphumelele, now has 25,000 mostly Xhosa-speaking inhabitants. To care for these citizens, John and Carol Thompson founded Masiphumelele Corporation, a non-profit that provides a variety of services and programs. Andrew Smith is MasiCorp's President and CEO. With Andrew, let's discuss: * What brought you to...
Topics: masi corp, Masiphumelele, charity, poverty, slum, education, university, South Africa
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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In 1992, after Apartheid started to crumble in South Africa, many people were dislocated inside the country, trying to find places to settle. One informal settlement near Cape Town, Masiphumelele, now has 25,000 mostly Xhosa-speaking inhabitants. To care for these citizens, John and Carol Thompson founded Masiphumelele Corporation, a non-profit that provides a variety of services and programs. Andrew Smith is MasiCorp's President and CEO. With Andrew, let's discuss: * What brought you to...
Topics: masi corp, Masiphumelele, charity, poverty, slum, education, university, South Africa
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Just before the subprime meltdown, many people missed the fact that a small drop in housing values would wreak havoc on the huge pile of derivatives that teetered atop those values. When Steve Jobs debuted the first iPod, many people missed the juggernaut business model it would spawn. Now we wonder how to build a popular iPhone or iPad app. Together, let's discuss: * What assumptions do we take for granted or fail to question? * What dark-horse products or services are out there? * How are...
Topics: black swan, politics, earthquake, microsoft, climate change
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Just before the subprime meltdown, many people missed the fact that a small drop in housing values would wreak havoc on the huge pile of derivatives that teetered atop those values. When Steve Jobs debuted the first iPod, many people missed the juggernaut business model it would spawn. Now we wonder how to build a popular iPhone or iPad app. Together, let's discuss: * What assumptions do we take for granted or fail to question? * What dark-horse products or services are out there? * How are...
Topics: black swan, politics, earthquake, microsoft, climate change
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Our first Yi-Tan call was October 4, 2004 (see them all here). That means not only have we crossed the 300-call round-number threshold, but we've also been building ideas about change for six years and 13 days. Thank you. Thanks for coming along on this journey, for jumping into the conversations, for adding links and comments on the IRC chat, for sending Pip and me innumerable emails with ideas for calls and feedback on what we've all done together. For our 300th call, we've invited some of...
Topics: 300, podcast, celebration, shifts, changes, future, breakthroughs, community, yi tan
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Our first Yi-Tan call was October 4, 2004 (see them all here). That means not only have we crossed the 300-call round-number threshold, but we've also been building ideas about change for six years and 13 days. Thank you. Thanks for coming along on this journey, for jumping into the conversations, for adding links and comments on the IRC chat, for sending Pip and me innumerable emails with ideas for calls and feedback on what we've all done together. For our 300th call, we've invited some of...
Topics: 300, podcast, celebration, shifts, changes, future, breakthroughs, community, yi tan
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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A fight is brewing in your living room -- again. This time the surface question is whether you will spend $100 for an Apple TV or three times as much for a Google TV. Underneath, the details get pretty interesting. With Al Chang, let's discuss: * What are the major differences between the two offers? * How might people respond differently to them? Does design trump choice? * Which variable matters most? Simplicity? Access to media? Potential?
Topics: apple tv, google tv, media, market ecology, iphone, ipad, web tv, tv
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Mar 30, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The facilitation community has dozens of processes from which to choose, from Dynamic Facilitation to NonViolent Communication and Open Space. In this call, we'd like to open up a few processes in order to understand some of their component parts, distinguishing the processes from the practices they include, the communities involved and other dimensions. Our goal is to deepen our understanding of how groups function, particularly how facilitation and structure affect group process. With...
Topics: facilitation, Dynamic Facilitation, NonViolent Communication, Open Space, groups, comunication,...
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Welcome back! We're glad you're all refreshed and ready for 2011. As the holidays started, I learned about San Francisco's Emperor Norton, a self-proclaimed ruler of the United States (and protector of Mexico) back in the Civil War era. That got me thinking: What if you were Emperor? If you didn't have to mess with Congress or polls or reelections, what would you do? (Assuming you wanted to be remembered well, of course.) Would you re-regulate or deregulate? Motivate or punish? What key bits of...
Topics: emperor, policy, government, society, changes, leverages, Emperor Norton
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Welcome back! We're glad you're all refreshed and ready for 2011. As the holidays started, I learned about San Francisco's Emperor Norton, a self-proclaimed ruler of the United States (and protector of Mexico) back in the Civil War era. That got me thinking: What if you were Emperor? If you didn't have to mess with Congress or polls or reelections, what would you do? (Assuming you wanted to be remembered well, of course.) Would you re-regulate or deregulate? Motivate or punish? What key bits of...
Topics: emperor, policy, government, society, changes, leverages, Emperor Norton
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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In 2008, Salim Ismail co-founded Singularity University, which has focused on exponential change in computing, biotech, nanotech and more. One of Salim's big interests is in what these changes mean for organizations. Lately, smaller organizations have achieved big things. Think of the reach that TED Talks now have, or how many people the Khan Academy can help. With Salim, let's discuss: * Can modern organizations outperform previous ones? Do they have more leverage than ever before? * What are...
Topics: organization, learning, singularity, university, change, performance, exponential change, small...
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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In 2008, Salim Ismail co-founded Singularity University, which has focused on exponential change in computing, biotech, nanotech and more. One of Salim's big interests is in what these changes mean for organizations. Lately, smaller organizations have achieved big things. Think of the reach that TED Talks now have, or how many people the Khan Academy can help. With Salim, let's discuss: * Can modern organizations outperform previous ones? Do they have more leverage than ever before? * What are...
Topics: organization, learning, singularity, university, change, performance, exponential change, small...
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Home design has been integrating sustainability, smaller sizes and simplicity, but it's still mostly mired in antiquated intellectual property regimes, conservative building codes and wasteful practices. Michelle Kaufmann, a pioneer in sustainable housing design, has been wondering what the new-media tools and ethos could bring to sustainable home design. With Michelle, let's discuss: * What is the state of home design and construction? Where is there room for improvement? * How might new...
Topics: home design, eco home, sustainability, green building, prefab homes, solar energy, architecture
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Home design has been integrating sustainability, smaller sizes and simplicity, but it's still mostly mired in antiquated intellectual property regimes, conservative building codes and wasteful practices. Michelle Kaufmann, a pioneer in sustainable housing design, has been wondering what the new-media tools and ethos could bring to sustainable home design. With Michelle, let's discuss: * What is the state of home design and construction? Where is there room for improvement? * How might new...
Topics: home design, eco home, sustainability, green building, prefab homes, solar energy, architecture
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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This will be a special, full-hour Yi-Tan call. (Those of you who are still snow- or cyclone-bound may appreciate the extra time around the communal fire.) Over the past five years, Google and Apple have transformed the technology platforms that dominate the software, Internet and entertainment businesses. Now app stores and tablets are popping up like paperwhites in spring, video over the Net is looking pretty viable and magazines may -- repeat, may -- have found a path to the future....
Topics: apple, google, android, ios, smartphone, tablet, itunes, honeycomb
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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This will be a special, full-hour Yi-Tan call. (Those of you who are still snow- or cyclone-bound may appreciate the extra time around the communal fire.) Over the past five years, Google and Apple have transformed the technology platforms that dominate the software, Internet and entertainment businesses. Now app stores and tablets are popping up like paperwhites in spring, video over the Net is looking pretty viable and magazines may -- repeat, may -- have found a path to the future....
Topics: apple, google, android, ios, smartphone, tablet, itunes, honeycomb
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Does QE make you queasy? It does investment advisor Keith McCullough, who sees the Administrations' policy of Quantitative Easing as big trouble brewing. If Keith is right, we may well need alternative currencies soon. Europe's tottering economies, he says, are just precursors to the US economy's crisis. With Keith, let's discuss: * What are the key global macroeconomic figures and trends to watch now? * How does QE factor into the equation? What should the US Government do instead? * When...
Topics: currency, economy, policy, macroeconomic, dollar, US economy
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Does QE make you queasy? It does investment advisor Keith McCullough, who sees the Administrations' policy of Quantitative Easing as big trouble brewing. If Keith is right, we may well need alternative currencies soon. Europe's tottering economies, he says, are just precursors to the US economy's crisis. With Keith, let's discuss: * What are the key global macroeconomic figures and trends to watch now? * How does QE factor into the equation? What should the US Government do instead? * When...
Topics: currency, economy, policy, macroeconomic, dollar, US economy
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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ARM was once a risky fringe processor company (yes, pun intended). It got ahead of other players, notably Intel, on low power consumption and dominates the mobile phone market -- for now. In fact, Apple's modern lineup is built around Apple's A4 design, which incorporates ARM's Cortex-A8 CPU. It doesn't help Intel that its new, DRM-heavy Sandy Bridge package hit a bug. Plenty of interesting things are being said about what this all means for the future of device processors (not to mention...
Topics: arm, intel, smartphopnes, apple, microsoft, chip, processor, cloud
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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ARM was once a risky fringe processor company (yes, pun intended). It got ahead of other players, notably Intel, on low power consumption and dominates the mobile phone market -- for now. In fact, Apple's modern lineup is built around Apple's A4 design, which incorporates ARM's Cortex-A8 CPU. It doesn't help Intel that its new, DRM-heavy Sandy Bridge package hit a bug. Plenty of interesting things are being said about what this all means for the future of device processors (not to mention...
Topics: arm, intel, smartphopnes, apple, microsoft, chip, processor, cloud
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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This call is a double-word-score podcast. It's not only our Yi-Tan call this week, it's also part of the "Future of Green" podcast series, which EDF's Innovation Exchange creates in collaboration with Stanford University's Center for Social Innovation. As developing countries hit new levels of prosperity, they have traditionally increased their consumption of goods, often emulating the U.S. As you might imagine, this pattern isn't so good for sustainability. Some of the larger...
Topics: sustainable, business, green, China, economy, company, green, ecological
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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This call is a double-word-score podcast. It's not only our Yi-Tan call this week, it's also part of the "Future of Green" podcast series, which EDF's Innovation Exchange creates in collaboration with Stanford University's Center for Social Innovation. As developing countries hit new levels of prosperity, they have traditionally increased their consumption of goods, often emulating the U.S. As you might imagine, this pattern isn't so good for sustainability. Some of the larger...
Topics: sustainable, business, green, China, economy, company, green, ecological
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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You only need to read a couple of articles in the Wall Street Journal's What They Know About You series to imagine the pejorative term "stalker economy" might be closer to the truth than we like. "Consumers" leave a lively trail that others are avidly tracking. What should individuals do? Disconnect entirely? Go on the Do Not Track list for every site? What should companies do who would like to build respectful relationships with their customers and prospective customers?...
Topics: personal data, ecosystems, advertising, privacy, online
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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You only need to read a couple of articles in the Wall Street Journal's What They Know About You series to imagine the pejorative term "stalker economy" might be closer to the truth than we like. "Consumers" leave a lively trail that others are avidly tracking. What should individuals do? Disconnect entirely? Go on the Do Not Track list for every site? What should companies do who would like to build respectful relationships with their customers and prospective customers?...
Topics: personal data, ecosystems, advertising, privacy, online
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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What if we understood better how the ways we perceive affect the ways we interact? Would we make better decisions? Achieve peaceful solutions? John Furey is the founder and CEO of MindTime, a company built around a theory of thinking styles that focuses on our attitude toward time. Some of us look back on time and are convinced by facts -- certainties. Others focus on the present and zoom in on probabilities. The rest look toward the future and are most lit up by possibilities. When people with...
Topics: time, mind, MindTime, thinking, thinking styles
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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What if we understood better how the ways we perceive affect the ways we interact? Would we make better decisions? Achieve peaceful solutions? John Furey is the founder and CEO of MindTime, a company built around a theory of thinking styles that focuses on our attitude toward time. Some of us look back on time and are convinced by facts -- certainties. Others focus on the present and zoom in on probabilities. The rest look toward the future and are most lit up by possibilities. When people with...
Topics: time, mind, MindTime, thinking, thinking styles
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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From this week's BusinessWeek, a quote that gave us pause: "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads," he says. "That sucks." Ads are the Plutonium of the Net's market valuation. Ads are the lion's share of Google's revenue. Getting "eyeballs" to click on things is the new mantra. Or at least some days it seems that way, as Facebook, Twitter and Groupon race one another for pre-market valuations in the tens of billions. It...
Topics: ads, Google, bubble, online, advertizing, market
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Japan's relative peace in decades of economic stagnation and demographic decline was shattered recently by the 9.0 earthquake, resulting tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant crises. We wish Japan a rapid return to better-than-normalcy. These events have raised many questions, some of which I've listed below. With David Hodgson, let's discuss: * What facts about earthquakes can help us put these crises in context? About tsunamis? Nuclear accidents? * What lessons might we derive about nuclear...
Topics: Japan, earthquake, nuclear, information, tsunami, disaster catastrophe
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Japan's relative peace in decades of economic stagnation and demographic decline was shattered recently by the 9.0 earthquake, resulting tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant crises. We wish Japan a rapid return to better-than-normalcy. These events have raised many questions, some of which I've listed below. With David Hodgson, let's discuss: * What facts about earthquakes can help us put these crises in context? About tsunamis? Nuclear accidents? * What lessons might we derive about nuclear...
Topics: Japan, earthquake, nuclear, information, tsunami, disaster catastrophe
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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It's time for another of our speed rounds, in which we take a quick tour through what'll be on our minds some time in the future. For this call, let's think a year ahead: Will Facebook, Twitter, cloud computing, smartphones and apps still have so much of our attention? If not, what will replace them? Where are the new opportunities? Together, let's discuss: * What technologies and forces will show up over the next year? * How will they make themselves manifest? Are there amazing, dark-horse...
Topics: Speed Round, Android, iOS, Apple, Google, cloud, smartphones, kinect, startups, space
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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It's time for another of our speed rounds, in which we take a quick tour through what'll be on our minds some time in the future. For this call, let's think a year ahead: Will Facebook, Twitter, cloud computing, smartphones and apps still have so much of our attention? If not, what will replace them? Where are the new opportunities? Together, let's discuss: * What technologies and forces will show up over the next year? * How will they make themselves manifest? Are there amazing, dark-horse...
Topics: Speed Round, Android, iOS, Apple, Google, cloud, smartphones, kinect, startups, space
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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It's time for another of our speed rounds, in which we take a quick tour through what'll be on our minds some time in the future. For this call, let's think a year ahead: Will Facebook, Twitter, cloud computing, smartphones and apps still have so much of our attention? If not, what will replace them? Where are the new opportunities? Together, let's discuss: * What technologies and forces will show up over the next year? * How will they make themselves manifest? Are there amazing, dark-horse...
Topics: Speed Round, Android, iOS, Apple, Google, cloud, smartphones, kinect, startups, space
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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One of the mechanisms that keeps the present Intertubes humming is contextual search. Without markets made around what it looks like we want and what others have to sell, most of the things we take for granted on the Net wouldn't be available. (Some would argue the Net would be better that way, but that's for a different call.) For a long time, the biggest players in this space were Google's AdSense and Yahoo's Content Match. Now Facebook has convinced us all to pour our private lives into its...
Topics: ads, Facebook, contextual search, Google, market, AdSense, Content Match
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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One of the mechanisms that keeps the present Intertubes humming is contextual search. Without markets made around what it looks like we want and what others have to sell, most of the things we take for granted on the Net wouldn't be available. (Some would argue the Net would be better that way, but that's for a different call.) For a long time, the biggest players in this space were Google's AdSense and Yahoo's Content Match. Now Facebook has convinced us all to pour our private lives into its...
Topics: ads, Facebook, contextual search, Google, market, AdSense, Content Match
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Many people have gone to great trouble to explain important things to us, in lectures and documentaries. Think TED Talks or the amazing RSA Animate videos. Vast quantities of these videos are now accessible on the Net. Which of them do you think should be top of everyone's list? Which make extremely important points that we should all understand? What is your video canon? Here, for example, are some of mine: * The Century of the Self, by Adam Curtis (four one-hour segments; here's part one) *...
Topics: documentaries, ted talks, ted, video, watch, youtube, lectures
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Many people have gone to great trouble to explain important things to us, in lectures and documentaries. Think TED Talks or the amazing RSA Animate videos. Vast quantities of these videos are now accessible on the Net. Which of them do you think should be top of everyone's list? Which make extremely important points that we should all understand? What is your video canon? Here, for example, are some of mine: * The Century of the Self, by Adam Curtis (four one-hour segments; here's part one) *...
Topics: documentaries, ted talks, ted, video, watch, youtube, lectures
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Bill Liao has been our guest host before, first about Xing and then Earth Citizens of Integrity. He's since taken a step deeper into being an environmental diplomat; one of his new vehicles in this quest is WeForest, a site that helps heal the Earth by getting people to plant trees. But that's just the start of what Bill's up to. On a neighboring path, Nicole Lazzaro (also a frequent guest and participant) has developed an iPhone game named Tilt and is connecting its hero, Flip (a very cute...
Topics: trees, planting trees, ecology, cllimate change, soil, ecofootprint, business, WeForest, iPhone
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Bill Liao has been our guest host before, first about Xing and then Earth Citizens of Integrity. He's since taken a step deeper into being an environmental diplomat; one of his new vehicles in this quest is WeForest, a site that helps heal the Earth by getting people to plant trees. But that's just the start of what Bill's up to. On a neighboring path, Nicole Lazzaro (also a frequent guest and participant) has developed an iPhone game named Tilt and is connecting its hero, Flip (a very cute...
Topics: trees, planting trees, ecology, cllimate change, soil, ecofootprint, business, WeForest, iPhone
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The dramatic outage of Amazon Web Services this past week was less the death knell of cloud computing than a wake-up call of how essential web platforms have become. Want to deliver an app to zillions of people's pockets and purses? Odds are you'll use Apple or Google's platforms. (Ok, not zillions -- yet.) Want to make a fortune selling casual games? Build them atop Facebook! Once upon a time, Microsoft dictated the platform terms that mattered. Who else does today, and how is this battle...
Topics: platforms, Windows, Amazon, Google, Apple, Cloud, services, Linux, values, services, computing
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The dramatic outage of Amazon Web Services this past week was less the death knell of cloud computing than a wake-up call of how essential web platforms have become. Want to deliver an app to zillions of people's pockets and purses? Odds are you'll use Apple or Google's platforms. (Ok, not zillions -- yet.) Want to make a fortune selling casual games? Build them atop Facebook! Once upon a time, Microsoft dictated the platform terms that mattered. Who else does today, and how is this battle...
Topics: platforms, Windows, Amazon, Google, Apple, Cloud, services, Linux, values, services, computing
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Mar 29, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The dramatic outage of Amazon Web Services this past week was less the death knell of cloud computing than a wake-up call of how essential web platforms have become. Want to deliver an app to zillions of people's pockets and purses? Odds are you'll use Apple or Google's platforms. (Ok, not zillions -- yet.) Want to make a fortune selling casual games? Build them atop Facebook! Once upon a time, Microsoft dictated the platform terms that mattered. Who else does today, and how is this battle...
Topics: platforms, Windows, Amazon, Google, Apple, Cloud, services, Linux, values, services, computing
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Icelanders -- practically all 318,452 of them -- were shocked when the global financial crisis precipitated the collapse of their banking system. The resulting crisis of confidence provoked Icelanders to rewrite their Constitution, a step that most countries don't take. Getting citizen's opinions heard required smart software, which is how Gunnar Holmsteinn got involved. Gunnar is a co-founder of Birdcore, a text mining startup from Iceland that's still in stealth mode. With Gunnar and Finnur...
Topics: Iceland, Ministry of Ideas, democracy, group, constitution, elections, crisis
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Icelanders -- practically all 318,452 of them -- were shocked when the global financial crisis precipitated the collapse of their banking system. The resulting crisis of confidence provoked Icelanders to rewrite their Constitution, a step that most countries don't take. Getting citizen's opinions heard required smart software, which is how Gunnar Holmsteinn got involved. Gunnar is a co-founder of Birdcore, a text mining startup from Iceland that's still in stealth mode. With Gunnar and Finnur...
Topics: Iceland, Ministry of Ideas, democracy, group, constitution, elections, crisis
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Boy, do Zennstrom and company know how to profit over and over from a startup. Microsoft is buying Skype, and not at bargain-basement prices. The strategic fit might be better than with eBay, where the only rationale seemed to be to increase eBay's user numbers for Wall Street. Microsoft does have some similar offers -- but not enough folks are using them. There are clearly many questions of fit and strategy that we'd like to ask, but we'd also like to broaden the discussion. Together, let's...
Topics: Skype, Microsoft, marketing, merger, MS Office, strategy, Google documents, collaboration
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Boy, do Zennstrom and company know how to profit over and over from a startup. Microsoft is buying Skype, and not at bargain-basement prices. The strategic fit might be better than with eBay, where the only rationale seemed to be to increase eBay's user numbers for Wall Street. Microsoft does have some similar offers -- but not enough folks are using them. There are clearly many questions of fit and strategy that we'd like to ask, but we'd also like to broaden the discussion. Together, let's...
Topics: Skype, Microsoft, marketing, merger, MS Office, strategy, Google documents, collaboration
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Ideas gain and lose currency over time. So do values. Just as reengineering was hot in the 1990s, design thinking and gamification have their time in the sun right now. Wellness is eclipsing health care or medicine. Listening is on the rise over broadcasting. What ideas and values will gain currency over the next 15 years? Why? Together, let's discuss: What values and ideas are on the rise? What are the dynamics? How do these ideas travel and grow? Will these dynamics change, too? Where might...
Topics: ideas, values, future, gamification, changes, dynamics, culture, growth
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Brazil has had its ups and downs, including dictatorships and hyperinflation. Now, though, it seems to be in a solid upward cycle. I'm just back from a trip to Brazil, with stops in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, a city that has become a popular case study of urban reinvention (my photos and videos are on Flickr here and here). It was an eye-opening trip. With Ricardo Doria, co-founder of Aldeia Coworking in Curitiba, let's discuss: What did Curitiba do that got so much attention? How has Brazil faced...
Topics: Brazil, Curitiba, Inflation, Angel investment, VC, capital, startups, coworking, rapid bus transport
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Brazil has had its ups and downs, including dictatorships and hyperinflation. Now, though, it seems to be in a solid upward cycle. I'm just back from a trip to Brazil, with stops in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, a city that has become a popular case study of urban reinvention (my photos and videos are on Flickr here and here). It was an eye-opening trip. With Ricardo Doria, co-founder of Aldeia Coworking in Curitiba, let's discuss: What did Curitiba do that got so much attention? How has Brazil faced...
Topics: Brazil, Curitiba, Inflation, Angel investment, VC, capital, startups, coworking, rapid bus transport
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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To help US fighter pilots win the Korean War in the air (and to help US fighter plane developers design fighters that weren't inferior to their opponents), Air Force colonel John Boyd invented the OODA Loop: Observe, Orient, Decide and Act (more here and here). Whoever gets through this loop the fastest wins. It's called getting inside the opponent's OODA Loop. This turns out to be a useful analytic framework for assessing who's ahead in business competition, too. Just think of Apple's position...
Topics: OODA Loop, business, John Boyd, framework, fighter plane, military, strategy, Observe, Orient,...
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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To help US fighter pilots win the Korean War in the air (and to help US fighter plane developers design fighters that weren't inferior to their opponents), Air Force colonel John Boydinvented the OODA Loop: Observe, Orient, Decide and Act (more here and here). Whoever gets through this loop the fastest wins. It's called getting inside the opponent's OODA Loop. This turns out to be a useful analytic framework for assessing who's ahead in business competition, too. Just think of Apple's position...
Topics: OODA Loop, business, John Boyd, framework, fighter plane, military, strategy, Observe, Orient,...
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Few cities are as iconic of America's industrial and civic fall as Detroit. Dewayne Hendricks grew up in Detroit and left. Recently he returned, to see where and how he might help revive his city. If we can sort out what's wrong in Detroit, he figures, we may sort out larger issues, too. To start, as part of the upcoming Maker Faire Detroit, Dewayne is bringing James Burke's Connections notions to the vast collections of The Henry Ford Museum. With Dewayne, let's discuss: What kinds of...
Topics: Detroit, rebuilding, makers, maker fair, Henry Ford museum, urban, decoy
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Few cities are as iconic of America's industrial and civic fall as Detroit. Dewayne Hendricks grew up in Detroit and left. Recently he returned, to see where and how he might help revive his city. If we can sort out what's wrong in Detroit, he figures, we may sort out larger issues, too. To start, as part of the upcoming Maker Faire Detroit, Dewayne is bringing James Burke's Connections notions to the vast collections of The Henry Ford Museum. With Dewayne, let's discuss: What kinds of...
Topics: Detroit, rebuilding, makers, maker fair, Henry Ford museum, urban, decoy
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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A UFO landed in everyone's yard this week: a social web-thing with Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and Huddles. It's like Facebook, but not like Facebook. Though invites aren't openly available yet, Google+ (or GooglePlus, if you prefer to write it out) got a great reception this week. Dan Gillmor gave it a B+; the Journal seems to like it. Together (and perhaps a special guest), let's discuss: What is Google+? How does it fit in the platform firmament? How are users finding it useful so far? Please...
Topics: Google Plus, Google +, Facebook, social network, Twitter, sharing, privacy, Circle, Google circles
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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A UFO landed in everyone's yard this week: a social web-thing with Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and Huddles. It's like Facebook, but not like Facebook. Though invites aren't openly available yet, Google+ (or GooglePlus, if you prefer to write it out) got a great reception this week. Dan Gillmor gave it a B+; the Journal seems to like it. Together (and perhaps a special guest), let's discuss: What is Google+? How does it fit in the platform firmament? How are users finding it useful so far? Please...
Topics: Google Plus, Google +, Facebook, social network, Twitter, sharing, privacy, Circle, Google circles
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Last week we talked about Google+, which with Facebook and a torrent of other sites is raising the volume of unstructured data in the world. At the opposite end, for highly structured data, we have databases. What about what's in between, especially when communities of practice are collaborating to curate it? One nifty answer is Wagn, a platform that is more structured than wikis and less structured than straight-up databases. We've been migrating Yi-Tan onto Wagn. (You can see the list of all...
Topics: wagn, data, wiki, structure, website, podcast, yi-tan, database, card, platform, collaboration
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Last week we talked about Google+, which with Facebook and a torrent of other sites is raising the volume of unstructured data in the world. At the opposite end, for highly structured data, we have databases. What about what's in between, especially when communities of practice are collaborating to curate it? One nifty answer is Wagn, a platform that is more structured than wikis and less structured than straight-up databases. We've been migrating Yi-Tan onto Wagn. (You can see the list of all...
Topics: wagn, data, wiki, structure, website, podcast, yi-tan, database, card, platform, collaboration
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Ever think you'd agreed to something with someone, only to realize later that you both meant completely different things? It happens all too often, doesn't it? And at all levels: between spouses, friends, companies and countries. One path to shared meaning is putting people in a somewhat disorienting situation and letting them work out their own shared meanings. Laura Schwartz has been experimenting with that, and with other ways of or sorting out what we think and how it intersects with what...
Topics: opinions, meaning, borders, innovation
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Ever think you'd agreed to something with someone, only to realize later that you both meant completely different things? It happens all too often, doesn't it? And at all levels: between spouses, friends, companies and countries. One path to shared meaning is putting people in a somewhat disorienting situation and letting them work out their own shared meanings. Laura Schwartz has been experimenting with that, and with other ways of or sorting out what we think and how it intersects with what...
Topics: opinions, meaning, borders, innovation
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Between new service launches, IPOs, country IPOs (Initial Public Outcries?) and a bit of voicemail hacking, there's been plenty going on lately. Surely all this raises some questions for you. We'd love to know what they are. Together, let's discuss: What questions would you love to have answered these days? How are you endeavoring to answer them? Where are your best sources of insight now?
Topics: IPO, questions, journalism
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The advertising business has come a long way online since the first online banners back in 1993. Simulmedia CMO Brian Wieser is just back from an annual ad festival in Cannes. With Brian, let's discuss: What's happened to advertising since the Net and mobile phones showed up? How are ad-industry players positioning themselves? Who has the most leverage now? Where is the industry headed? Who are the harbingers? Some of Brian's articles as background: The Ad-Supported Video Industry: A Consumer...
Topics: ads, tv, online, advertising net, mobile, leverage, Better TV Metrics, business, radio
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The advertising business has come a long way online since the first online banners back in 1993. Simulmedia CMO Brian Wieser is just back from an annual ad festival in Cannes. With Brian, let's discuss: What's happened to advertising since the Net and mobile phones showed up? How are ad-industry players positioning themselves? Who has the most leverage now? Where is the industry headed? Who are the harbingers? Some of Brian's articles as background: The Ad-Supported Video Industry: A Consumer...
Topics: ads, tv, online, advertising net, mobile, leverage, Better TV Metrics, business, radio
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Picture the many waves of immigration that constitute the United States. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. When do they feel that they've "arrived"? What achievements or signifiers help them feel this way? What obstacles are in their way? That's what got José Quiñones to found the Fondo Popular de la Misión, also known as the Mission Asset Fund. With José, let's discuss: What's do newcomers experience? desire? have? How is MAF set up to help them? Where are such...
Topics: microfinance, banking, immigrant, immigration, poverty, credit, credit rating, lending circle
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Picture the many waves of immigration that constitute the United States. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. When do they feel that they've "arrived"? What achievements or signifiers help them feel this way? What obstacles are in their way? That's what got José Quiñones to found the Fondo Popular de la Misión, also known as the Mission Asset Fund. With José, let's discuss: What's do newcomers experience? desire? have? How is MAF set up to help them? Where are such...
Topics: microfinance, banking, immigrant, immigration, poverty, credit, credit rating, lending circle
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Do you wake up with the cold sweats some nights, worried that Julian Assange is about to release your super-secret data to the world? Or have you set up your life (and global enterprise) so there aren't really things you'd be worried to see printed on page one? Or (Plan B) have you ordered everyone to use semaphore signals, or long walks in the orchard every time they discuss anything sensitive? It's tricky merely to be in today's 24x7, hyperlinked, superempowered-citizen-journalist, spiky...
Topics: transparency, opem open source, opennes, Semco, naked corporation, Wikileaks, government, secrecy,...
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Do you wake up with the cold sweats some nights, worried that Julian Assange is about to release your super-secret data to the world? Or have you set up your life (and global enterprise) so there aren't really things you'd be worried to see printed on page one? Or (Plan B) have you ordered everyone to use semaphore signals, or long walks in the orchard every time they discuss anything sensitive? It's tricky merely to be in today's 24x7, hyperlinked, superempowered-citizen-journalist, spiky...
Topics: transparency, opem open source, opennes, Semco, naked corporation, Wikileaks, government, secrecy,...
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) brought with it some new health information regulations that extend HIPAA. The new rules have many implications for US health care delivery. As a result, the health care industry is likely to undergo traumas and transformations. Feisal Nanji of Techumen has been pondering these outcomes. With Feisal, let's discuss: What changes does the HITECH Act bring; how will they affect the industry? What opportunities does the Act open? For whom? Where might health care go,...
Topics: heatlh, IT, software, health care industry, health information regulations
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) brought with it some new health information regulations that extend HIPAA. The new rules have many implications for US health care delivery. As a result, the health care industry is likely to undergo traumas and transformations. Feisal Nanji of Techumen has been pondering these outcomes. With Feisal, let's discuss: What changes does the HITECH Act bring; how will they affect the industry? What opportunities does the Act open? For whom? Where might health care go,...
Topics: heatlh, IT, software, health care industry, health information regulations
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Even though we try to solve them with analytic, divide-and-conquer approaches, diseases and well-being are multi-scale phenomena. They operate at genomic, cellular, immune system, body/mind, family, community and global scales simultaneously. Tom Munnecke has been wrestling with these issues for a long time, from his years helping architect what is now WorldVistA to current efforts to define a Health Space that integrates these issues. He's inspired by the Eames' famous Powers of Ten short,...
Topics: health, health care, fitness, medicine, IT, framework
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Even though we try to solve them with analytic, divide-and-conquer approaches, diseases and well-being are multi-scale phenomena. They operate at genomic, cellular, immune system, body/mind, family, community and global scales simultaneously. Tom Munnecke has been wrestling with these issues for a long time, from his years helping architect what is now WorldVistA to current efforts to define a Health Space that integrates these issues. He's inspired by the Eames' famous Powers of Ten short,...
Topics: heatlh, IT, software, health care industry, health information, regulations
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Monday is Labor Day, so our call this week is on Tuesday. With Steve Jobs stepping down from day-to-day leadership at Apple, many have pondered the implications for Apple's future and some have thanked him for past products, insights and revolutions. Let's use this call to infer some lessons from Jobs' career. Together, let's discuss: What did Steve learn from his first reign at Apple? What lessons showed up during his "exile" at NeXT and Pixar? How does the iPod Era manifest these...
Topics: Steve Jobs, Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, mistakes, learning
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Monday is Labor Day, so our call this week is on Tuesday. With Steve Jobs stepping down from day-to-day leadership at Apple, many have pondered the implications for Apple's future and some have thanked him for past products, insights and revolutions. Let's use this call to infer some lessons from Jobs' career. Together, let's discuss: What did Steve learn from his first reign at Apple? What lessons showed up during his "exile" at NeXT and Pixar? How does the iPod Era manifest these...
Topics: Steve Jobs, Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, mistakes, learning
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Global financial markets are jittery, to say the least. There's plenty of dis-ease in the air, and few safe harbors for assets. At the same time, people worldwide are coming together around projects in permaculture, open government, open source, and many other value-generating activities outside the money economy. Where do you think we are, in the broader sweep of history? Together, let's discuss: Where is the financial economy headed over the next decade? Why? How do you describe the...
Topics: collaps, economy, permaculture, decentralisation, inflation, deflation, models, predictions,...
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Global financial markets are jittery, to say the least. There's plenty of dis-ease in the air, and few safe harbors for assets. At the same time, people worldwide are coming together around projects in permaculture, open government, open source, and many other value-generating activities outside the money economy. Where do you think we are, in the broader sweep of history? Together, let's discuss: Where is the financial economy headed over the next decade? Why? How do you describe the...
Topics: collaresilience, permaculture, decentralisation, inflation, deflation, models, predictions,...
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Who won the Powerball? Which movie had the biggest opening weekend? Whom did the Bachelorette pick? Why are we so obsessed with winning? Spiritual gambler Jason Anthony is developing games that deal with unwinning, drawing on James Carse's Finite and Infinite Games, alongside many other influences. With Jason, let's discuss (FTW!): What's with this "win" obsession? Where's it from? How might we live differently? What's life without winning? Are cultures heading toward other measures...
Topics: winning, unwinning, games, gaming, sport, happiness, Finite and Infinite Games
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Today is the start of Sibos, SWIFT's annual banking conference (it runs through Thursday). The Innotribe group at SWIFT has brought together a great group of thinkers and doers on the subjects of currencies, wealth and banking. If you had a chance to talk with Sibos attendees, what would you want them to understand? Would you want them to know about shifts in perception, the Easterlin Paradox or the Soul of Money? Together, let's discuss: How is the banking and finance system doing? What would...
Topics: currency, banking. LETS, finance, banks, money, tribe, perception, future, alternative, sollar, euro
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Mar 28, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Today is the start of Sibos, SWIFT's annual banking conference (it runs through Thursday). The Innotribe group at SWIFT has brought together a great group of thinkers and doers on the subjects of currencies, wealth and banking. If you had a chance to talk with Sibos attendees, what would you want them to understand? Would you want them to know about shifts in perception, the Easterlin Paradox or the Soul of Money? Together, let's discuss: How is the banking and finance system doing? What would...
Topics: currency, banking. LETS, finance, banks, money, tribe, perception, future, alternative, sollar, euro
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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The study of decision making has been accelerated (and complicated) by the advent of the fMRI machine. At Temple's Fox School of Business, Angelika Dimoka and Paul Pavlou have been on this quest. At the Center for Neural Decision Making, Angelika has been studying the effects of information overload on decisions, building on Paul's expertise in combinatorial auctions (see this article). This line of research has profound implications for marketing, design and beyond. With Angelika and Paul,...
Topics: brain, neuro science, neurons, decision making, air control, Neural Decision Making, military
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Just a few years ago, getting a $2,000 arts grant would have been a pretty big deal. That was before crowdfunding, which has already brought tens of millions of dollars to artists and their projects, stimulating a renaissance in patronage in the process. It's not just artists who can use these platforms. Entrepreneurs are building clever iPhone stands and social activists are funding laptops for remote police forces. It's open season. With Slava Rubin, co-founder of IndieGoGo, one of the key...
Topics: IndieGoGo, crowdfunding, Kickstarter, market, venture, startup, investing
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Just a few years ago, getting a $2,000 arts grant would have been a pretty big deal. That was before crowdfunding, which has already brought tens of millions of dollars to artists and their projects, stimulating a renaissance in patronage in the process. It's not just artists who can use these platforms. Entrepreneurs are building clever iPhone stands and social activists are funding laptops for remote police forces. It's open season. With Slava Rubin, co-founder of IndieGoGo, one of the key...
Topics: IndieGoGo, crowdfunding, Kickstarter, market, venture, startup, investing
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Apparently, some citizens want change. Inspired by an AdBusters challenge (itself inspired by Tahrir Square), a smallish crowd met near Wall Street on September 17. After a few weeks, things got interesting, with "Occupy" movements now starting in many cities across the US and abroad. With Pete Kaminski, Spot and Doug Rushkoff, let's discuss: Is this movement a threat or a promise? What powers it? What are its demands? Is it about demands at all? How connected is this movement to...
Topics: Occupy Wall Street, activism, demonstrations, USA, politics, AdBusters, Occupy, citizens, change
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Apparently, some citizens want change. Inspired by an AdBusters challenge (itself inspired by Tahrir Square), a smallish crowd met near Wall Street on September 17. After a few weeks, things got interesting, with "Occupy" movements now starting in many cities across the US and abroad. With Pete Kaminski, Spot and Doug Rushkoff, let's discuss: Is this movement a threat or a promise? What powers it? What are its demands? Is it about demands at all? How connected is this movement to...
Topics: Occupy Wall Street, activism, demonstrations, USA, politics, AdBusters, Occupy, citizens, change
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Who won the Powerball? Which movie had the biggest opening weekend? Whom did the Bachelorette pick? Why are we so obsessed with winning?Spiritual gambler Jason Anthony is developing games that deal with unwinning, drawing on James Carse's Finite and Infinite Games, alongside many other influences.With Jason, let's discuss (FTW!): What's with this "win" obsession? Where's it from? How might we live differently? What's life without winning? Are cultures heading toward other measures of...
Topics: capitalism, competition, un-stuff, spirituality, games, gaming, life, play
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Mar 27, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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What is TV now? The old system, with affiliates and 500-plus channels, has a lot of company, on a lot of devices, with a lot of creators on duty, full time. The TV ecosystem is already so complicated that it's hard to imagine it changing radically, yet change it must. It faces too many pressures. With Dave Bujnowski leading some guest analysts, let's discuss: What are those pressures? What's the big shift afoot? Is the iPad what TV will look like in ten years? How will content creation change?...
Topics: ads, tv, online, advertising, mobile, HBO, Netflix, business, Apple TV, broadband
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Jan 11, 2014 Relationship Economy,REX,Jerry Michalski,Yi-Tan tech call,
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This next call completes nine years of Yi-Tan, with almost 400 calls together.  It will be our last one. Srsly! I've wanted to migrate Yi-Tan toward REX and the Relationship Economy ideas I've been working on, but the more I think about it, the more different from our current Yi-Tan it becomes.  Something new will emerge, and I'll tell you about it. But it's a good moment to hit the reset button and bask in the memory of the conversations we've had here. Together, let's: Reminisce about our...
Topics: Relationship Economy, REX, Jerry Michalski, Yi-Tan tech call
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Jan 11, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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This next call completes nine years of Yi-Tan, with almost 400 calls together.  It will be our last one. Srsly! I've wanted to migrate Yi-Tan toward REX and the Relationship Economy ideas I've been working on, but the more I think about it, the more different from our current Yi-Tan it becomes.  Something new will emerge, and I'll tell you about it. But it's a good moment to hit the reset button and bask in the memory of the conversations we've had here. Together, let's: Reminisce about our...
Topics: Relationship Economy, REX, Jerry Michalski, Yi-Tan tech call
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Jan 11, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Cities are hot, and I'm not making a point about climate change. Cities are the locus of many interesting shifts in what we buy, how we live together and create community, how we design our spaces, how we govern ourselves and what we value. In 2008, we crossed over: now more than half of all people in the world live in cities. By 2030 it should rise to 60% and by 2050, to 70%, turning 4 billion urbanites into 7 billion. Catalyzed by recent financial crises as well as technological...
Topics: Shareable Cities, collaborative consumption, city
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Jan 10, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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Cities are hot, and I'm not making a point about climate change. Cities are the locus of many interesting shifts in what we buy, how we live together and create community, how we design our spaces, how we govern ourselves and what we value. In 2008, we crossed over: now more than half of all people in the world live in cities. By 2030 it should rise to 60% and by 2050, to 70%, turning 4 billion urbanites into 7 billion. Catalyzed by recent financial crises as well as technological...
Topics: Shareable Cities, collaborative consumption, city
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Jan 10, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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As smartphones and tablets proliferated over the last five years, a constant question remained about the ability (or inability) to make money from the mobile point of purchase beyond the likes of Amazon or eBay. On the advertising front, the possibility of mobile display advertising being as profitable or effective as desktop and browser based was almost written off as not possible. But now the real business results are astounding, from the success of mobile advertising (Facebook reported...
Topics: mobile, tech, commercial, business, android, apps, data
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Jan 10, 2014 Jerry Michalski
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As smartphones and tablets proliferated over the last five years, a constant question remained about the ability (or inability) to make money from the mobile point of purchase beyond the likes of Amazon or eBay. On the advertising front, the possibility of mobile display advertising being as profitable or effective as desktop and browser based was almost written off as not possible. But now the real business results are astounding, from the success of mobile advertising (Facebook reported...
Topics: mobile, tech, commercial, business, android, apps, data
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Aug 12, 2013 Jerry Michalski
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After years of struggles and market-share loss for many of its core offers, Microsoft is reorganizing. Here's Ballmer's memo to the staff . The "One Microsoft" vision is meant to fit the way the world has changed around Microsoft. Skepticism abounds: GigaOm , Forbes , TheVerge . With Coburn Ventures' Brynne Thompson , let's discuss: Do you agree with Ballmer's vision? Positives? Negatives? What would you do if you were in charge? (Remember our If You Were Emperor? call.) Where do you...
Topics: Microsoft, Windows, software, business
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Aug 12, 2013 Jerry Michalski
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After years of struggles and market-share loss for many of its core offers, Microsoft is reorganizing. Here's Ballmer's memo to the staff . The "One Microsoft" vision is meant to fit the way the world has changed around Microsoft. Skepticism abounds: GigaOm , Forbes , TheVerge . With Coburn Ventures' Brynne Thompson , let's discuss: Do you agree with Ballmer's vision? Positives? Negatives? What would you do if you were in charge? (Remember our If You Were Emperor? call.) Where do you...
Topics: Microsoft, Windows, Office, market, software
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Jul 23, 2013 Jerry Michalski
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Most of the weight that space launches lift is fuel to break their bonds with our little blue marble. Once you're in orbit, it takes much less energy to move around, but that energy is crucial. Solution: a system of refueling stations in outer space, mining fuel available nearby. The Shackleton Energy Company wants to be the first to do this (watch this video ). They're looking for $25B in seed capital. With Jim Keravala , Shackleton's COO, let's discuss: How will Shackleton build its system?...
Topics: space, launch, fuel, orbit, energy
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Jul 23, 2013 Jerry Michalski
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Most of the weight that space launches lift is fuel to break their bonds with our little blue marble. Once you're in orbit, it takes much less energy to move around, but that energy is crucial. Solution: a system of refueling stations in outer space, mining fuel available nearby. The Shackleton Energy Company wants to be the first to do this (watch this video ). They're looking for $25B in seed capital. With Jim Keravala , Shackleton's COO, let's discuss: How will Shackleton build its system?...
Topics: space, Shackleton Energy Company, orbit
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Jul 5, 2013 Jerry Michalski
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In 2010, Dave Witzel and I reconnoitered the Commons in a series of podcasts for the Environmental Defense Fund, which included guests such as Charlotte Hess and Ruth Meinzen-Dick.  Here in the Yi-Tan calls we've talked about municipal broadband service as a Commons, with Chris Mitchell . Let's dive deeper into Commons with Cardozo law professor Brett Frischmann , who has parallel research interests in infrastructure Commons and knowledge Commons. His work ranges from telecommunications to...
Topics: Tragedy of the Commons, Commons
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Jul 5, 2013 Jerry Michalski
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In 2010, Dave Witzel and I reconnoitered the Commons in a series of podcasts for the Environmental Defense Fund, which included guests such as Charlotte Hess and Ruth Meinzen-Dick.  Here in the Yi-Tan calls we've talked about municipal broadband service as a Commons, with Chris Mitchell . Let's dive deeper into Commons with Cardozo law professor Brett Frischmann , who has parallel research interests in infrastructure Commons and knowledge Commons. His work ranges from telecommunications to...
Topics: Commons, Tragedy of the Commons